FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Ronnie Brewer, a former Razorback now playing for the Utah Jazz, has donated $50,000 to the University of Arkansas' African American studies program.

The gift will fund scholarships in the program for students who are also interested in journalism.

"This program is really up and coming, and it will attract more minorities to the University of Arkansas," Brewer said. "Our state is diverse, and we need to reflect that on our campus."

Brewer, a native of Fayetteville, was a first-round pick by the Jazz in 2006. Last season, he averaged 12 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.